About Water and Peace
SCANZ2015:water*peace brings together people from diverse backgrounds,connecting everyone in a positive expression of our relationship with water and the power of peace. Water is essential to survival, revered and respected worldwide for its power, creative and curative abilities. Wai, water or flow is central to the worldviews of many indigenous cultures of Earth, and is of special significance to tangata whenua (the people of the land) of Aotearoa New Zealand.
The scientific study of water and the onset of turbulence was central to the development of Chaos Theory. Today water monitoring in the environment has become important to sustainable approaches to water management. Water as a resource has become intensely politicised and monetised, in contrast to the view that access to fresh water is a fundamental human right. Peace is also essential to the sustainability of humans on Earth.